This autobiographical article (part one of a two part series) was published in the June, 1923 issue of The Wide World Magazine. It describes, in very colorful detail, her voyage from Hawaii to the Palmyra Atoll, where along with her new husband and their young friend, they would live for a year harvesting coconuts and exploring the atoll and its waters. The titles subtext reads:
"A bride of only four months' standing, Mrs. Meng accompanied her husband to the lonliest islands in the Pacific - a little known group of uninhabited atolls lying only a few feet above sea-level and a thousand miles from teh nearest land. Here, with two men, three rabbits, and a dog "Friday," she lived for eleven long months, meeting with experiences that make most fascinating reading."
The article is interspersed with a wonderful series of illustrations by F.E. Hiley, as well as a few photographs.
This material was scanned and catalogued as part of the Palmyra Atoll Digital Archive project, the largest collection of materials related to the history of Palmyra, from its discovery by western explorers in 1798, until its sale to the Nature Conservancy in 2001. You can connect with PADA, and learn more about Palmyra and our passion for its history, by visiting our website, palmyraarchive.org.